Baseball

Senior second baseman Nick Masonia scored in the sixth inning after freshman shortstop Matt Sanders hit an RBI single against Appalachian State on Friday, April 3. (PHOTO/April Irvin)

Troy baseball wins the series against Appalachian State

Wes Fortson Staff Writer The Troy baseball team traveled to Boone, North Carolina, and defeated Appalachian State in a three-game conference series. The Trojans fought to win the series 2-1 after they erased a 3-0 deficit in game one. On Friday, April 3, junior pitcher Grant Bennett and Troy put together a solid 6-3 victory. Bennett put together another stellar start as he earned his sixth win of the season. The Mountaineers got up on the board quickly while Bennett struggled to settle down on the mound, and they established […]

by · April 9, 2015 · Baseball, Sports
(PHOTO/April Irvin)

PHOTO GALLERY: Baseball – Troy vs. Alabama A&M

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by · March 29, 2015 · Baseball, Photo Galleries, Sports
Redshirt junior catcher Tripp Calhoun had two hits during the first
game on Saturday, March 21, against UALR. (PHOTO/Caitlin Collins)

Troy baseball takes down UALR at home

Wes Fortson Staff Writer The Troy baseball team won its second conference series in a row this weekend in a 2-1 series victory against the UALR Trojans. The series started with another impressive outing by junior pitcher Grant Bennett, who allowed only three runs in 7 2/3 innings and struck out five batters on Friday, March 20. “He did what Grant does, and that’s pitching with a lot of courage and determination, and found a way to put us in a position to win,” said head coach Bobby Pierce. Senior […]

by · March 26, 2015 · Baseball, Sports
(PHOTO/Caitlin Collins)

PHOTO GALLERY: Baseball – Troy vs. Ga Southern

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by · March 20, 2015 · Baseball, Photo Galleries, Sports
(PHOTO/Caitlin Collins)

Baseball team falls to the Golden Eagles

Wes Fortson Staff Writer The Troy baseball team welcomed the Southern Miss Golden Eagles to Riddle-Pace Field on Friday, Feb. 27, but lost the series 2-1. The series has been an ongoing meeting between the two schools and has proven to be an entertaining matchup. On Friday night, the Trojans struck early in the first when junior right fielder Logan Hill hit a two-run bomb to center field to put Troy on the board 2-0. By the end of the fourth inning, Troy tacked on two more runs with some […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Baseball, Sports
PHOTO/ April Irvin

Baseball loses the series against UALR

Amy Austin Staff Writer    Throughout three hard fought games, the Troy University baseball team lost the series to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 2-1, on the road. After 16 innings, the Troy Trojans took the loss as the UALR Trojans won 9-5. The last time Troy played a 16-inning game was on April 25, 2007. Troy took the lead quickly in game one as they scored four runs in the first inning and then another in the second inning to secure a 5-0 lead. UALR slowly chipped […]

by · April 24, 2014 · Baseball, Sports
PHOTO/ April Irvin

Trojan baseball takes the series from the Hilltoppers

Amy Austin Staff Writer    Troy hosted Western Kentucky over the weekend, and the Trojans took the series win from the Hilltoppers, 2-1. Troy tried to rally in hopes of winning game one, but WKU took the win, 5-4. “Friday night, again we didn’t get off to a very good start,” said head coach Bobby Pierce. “We really let that game get away from us.” Senior pitcher Tanner Hicks took the loss for the Trojans. Hicks was only able to pitch four innings due to a line drive off the […]

by · April 17, 2014 · Baseball, Sports
PHOTO/Joshua Thurston

Troy baseball splits the series with South Alabama

Amy Austin Staff Writer   Opening conference play, the Troy baseball team split the series with South Alabama, 1-1, with the rubber game being rained out on Saturday, March 15. Troy took game one from the Jaguars, 5-0. Senior pitcher Tanner Hicks threw a shutout game. Hicks had 16 ground ball outs, and this was the first time a Troy pitcher threw a shutout in a nine-inning game since Tyler Ray in 2011. “We started off the series with a great pitching performance by Tanner Hicks. We pitched very well,” […]

by · March 20, 2014 · Baseball, Sports
PHOTO/Joshua Thurston

Baseball loses first road series to Southern Mississippi

Amy Austin Staff Writer   For the first road series of the season, the Troy baseball team lost the series against Southern Mississippi, 2-1. “Our team competed hard and if that’s what we gain out of losing a series, I think that’s gonna bode very well for us for the remainder of the season,” said head coach Bobby Pierce. Troy took a 3-1 loss against USM on Friday, Feb. 28. Senior pitcher Tanner Hicks pitched seven innings for the Trojans. He had three earned runs and six strikeouts. Troy scored […]

by · March 6, 2014 · Baseball, Sports
PHOTO/Jennifer Carlisle

Troy baseball splits the series against Central Michigan

Amy Austin Staff Writer  After two losses to open the four-game series, the Troy baseball team came back to split the home stand against Central Michigan 2-2. The Trojans had a rough opening to the series as the team took a 4-1 loss from Central Michigan on Friday, Feb. 21. Troy had only two hits in the game, one being a solo home run by senior infielder Matthew Howard, who scored the Trojans only run. The other hit was a double off the wall from senior second baseman Garrett Pitts. […]

by · February 27, 2014 · Baseball, Sports